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Friday, July 30, 2021

Madan B Lokur

The writer retired as a justice of the Supreme Court of India in December 2018.

Distinction between free speech, sedition is being lost sight of by establishment
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Madan B Lokur writes: It is time for the establishment to realise that the people of this country mean well, and in any democracy, there are bound to be different points of view.

Social distancing is here to stay, will profoundly change the way in which justice is delivered
Fri, May 08, 2020

Post lockdown, justice delivery will certainly undergo a transformation and judges, lawyers and litigants will need to adapt to the new normal.

Courts must intervene to address violations of children’s rights in UP, J&K
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

We need to develop an accountability jurisprudence. The establishment must be as (if not more) accountable as protestors who destroy public property.

Encounters, like the one in Telangana, call attention to a criminal justice system in need of urgent reform
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

What do encounters achieve other than the death of fellow humans masquerading as instant justice? The trigger-happy personnel of the security forces may be prosecuted but will they ever be punished? It’s unlikely because of the time lag.

Collegium’s actions show that the NJAC which was struck down four years ago is back, with a vengeance
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

It seems to me that the unconstitutional NJAC is rearing its head and is now Frankenstein’s monster. The advice of the two eminent persons postulated by the NJAC is no longer required.

It is time to identify causes of delays in our justice delivery system and provide meaningful solutions
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Case and court management are the most important areas which, unfortunately, have not been adverted to in the Economic Surveys. The Ease of Doing Business Report of the World Bank for 2018 and 2019 shows that the time taken to decide a case has remained static at 1,445 days. Why is that?

A one-sided justice
Wed, May 22, 2019

The complainant in the sexual harassment case against the Chief Justice has not been fairly treated. Institutional bias is visible in the inquiry, which leaves complaints about victimisation unaddressed.